Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Drinks Resource Package

Brochure 3 - Be strong, drink smart, drink water!

Page last updated: 17 September 2014

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Be strong
Drink smart!
Drink more water

Top tips for staying healthy!

  • Reach for water first, it has no sugar and fixes your thirst
  • Keep water in the fridge ready to drink
  • Drink low fat milk everyday for calcium and other important nutrients
  • Eat more fruit and limit fruit juice to half a cup occasionally
  • Take water with you when you go out
Choose sugar free soft drink*

* Diet and sugar free drinks also increase risk of tooth decay as they still contain acids which can damage teeth.

Drink TypeType of SugarAverage Qty of Sugar (grams)Average Qty of Sugar (teaspoons)
Water - "choose as your main drink throughout the day"-00
Milk (low fat) 250ml (1 cup)natural sugar14g3 tsp
100% fruit juice 250mlnatural sugar24g6 tsp
Flavoured milk 300mladded sugar - but has some healthy nutrients28g7 tsp
Flavoured fruit drink 250mlhigh added sugar27g7 tsp
Energy drinkhigh added sugar36g8.5 tsp
Soft drink Can 375mlhigh added sugar38g9 tsp
Soft drink buddy 600mlhigh added sugar64g15 tsp
Soft drink 1.25 Ltrhigh added sugar137g33 tsp
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting intake of foods and drinks containing added sugars.


Drinking too many drinks high in sugar can lead to:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Weight Gain
Being overweight can contribute to:
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes (Sugar Disease)
  • Other Chronic Diseases
When you drink lots of sugary drinks on a regular basis the body can’t use all the sugar and turns it into fat.

Increased weight can place strain on key organs like the heart and kidneys.

Sugary drinks are not good for you!
They add lots of extra sugar to our diet and don't have the healthy things our bodies need.
  • 375ml can contains 9 teaspoons sugar
  • 600ml buddy contains 15 teaspoons sugar
  • 1.25ltr bottle contains 33 teaspoons sugar